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Fire Official Says Bridgeton Landfill Hotspots are Close to Radioactive Waste

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A Pattonville Fire District official says new infrared footage of the Bridgeton Landfill shows higher heat readings beyond the base of an ongoing fire, raising questions about whether the fire is contained.

Assistant Chief Matt LaVanchy said a flyover last week showed two spots of high heat. Located in the north quarry, they are beyond the area where landfill owner Republic Services has said the long-smoldering underground fire is contained.

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